> Thanos5150 Wrote:
> Drrt. I would revise this thinking as I was under
> the mistaken impression these disks were larger
> than they are as I had misread the dimensions of
> another source, but in fact they are all quite
> small being roughly 3.5"-5.5" in diameter
> approximately the size of the top opening of a
> coffee cup. Hardly the spectacle I envisioned. The
> box they were found in though is only 21.3" x 5.9"
> with the height of the box unknown. With the box
> being so small, it still strikes me as unlikely it
> would used as the game board as a few of the discs
> are nearly as wide as the box itself with most
> just a few inches or less smaller.
It was the variation in size of the discs, variation in materials and form/shape that leads to variation in mass of the discs that had me questioning whether the game theory is correct. Unfortunately, Emery doesn’t give us data on mass of the discs. The size of the discs in relation to the size of the box also raises questions. There are 5 photographed discs which are decorated out of the 45 or so discs meaning nearly 90% of the discs are unadorned. A counter point to these being unadorned is The variation in materials here would vary the colour /texture of these discs.
Interesting to note that a couple of discs are made of crystal formed into a flat / convex shape which isn’t noted as having any optical quality but may be relevant to one of my other threads on optics in terms of development of grinding capability.
Perhaps the discs and arrows to spin them on do represent a knowledge of circular motion advanced to a form of entertainment but I keep thinking there may be something more practical or instructional about these discs.